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Author's profile photo Tobias Hofmann

How to create users in OpenDJ for SUP

This document describes how to create users in OpenDJ in a way that a SUP instance can make use of them for device user authentication. This document is not about installing OpenDJ, nor does it cover the topic of how to configure SUP to make use of OpenDJ as an LDAP authentication provider.


OpenDJ must be installed, configured and working on your SUP (on AWS) instance.

Set up OpenDJ

Logon on the OpenDJ

Start the control panel and logon on. The control panel can be found in the bat directory of the OpenDJ install directory.

Example: C:\OpenDJ\bat\control-panel.bat


You get an overview screen presented that lists some server details of the current OpenDJ server.


The important part is at the bottom: Data Sources. The Base DN you have defined during OpenDJ installation has to be there and needs to show that at least 1 entry is there. If there is not Base DN or no entry, consult the OpenDJ documentation on how to create them. Don’t panic, it’s not complicated.

Create OU

Create a new OU in your Base DN


This opens a popup for managing the entries. Select the Base DN and create a new Organizational Unit (OU).


In the dialog enter the required data. As the OU will store user data, a good name is users. In the bottom you can see how OpenDJ will create the OU: ou=users,dc=sup,dc=com.


Afterwards users can be added to the OU.

Create users

To add users to the OU select the New User option.


Enter the user information. These are going to be the device users for SUP. If you are using simulators, you may add user names that help you to identify the simulator.





You can also create a group for your devices, like Android, iPhone, etc.


That’s it. OpenDJ is configured to have OU, users and groups.

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      Author's profile photo Frank Koehntopp
      Frank Koehntopp

      Do you see that as a tool for test purposes, or would you actually use that in productive environments...?

      Author's profile photo Tobias Hofmann
      Tobias Hofmann
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      You can most certainly use OpenDJ in productive use (stems from SUN's LDAP), I use it to authenticate my app users in my test environment. With a certain company size you end up using commercial solutions like Active Directory, Novel, OID, etc.